Thursday, March 25, 1915
JOHN A. ASHBAUGH
On Monday morning at about 8:20 John A. Ashbaugh died at Payette. His death removes from our midst one of our oldest citizens, he having lived here about thirty-five years. Everybody knew Uncle John and was his friend. He was born October 2, 1835 in Mahoning county, Ohio and was 79 years, 5 months and 20 days old at the time of his death. On Mar. 6, 1865 he was married at Coldwater, Michigan to Miss Hattie Fowler and the issue from this union was one son, Llewellan J. who lives at Constantine, Mich. He is also survived by three sisters and four brothers, Susan Mickey, Vancouver, Wash., Mrs. D. R. Herald, Ilwaco, Wash., Mrs. J. S. Elliott, Portland, Ore., E. A. Ashbaugh, Frederick, S. Dak., Wm. Ashbaugh, Scotts Bluff, Neb., H. L. Ashbaugh, Kansas City, Mo., and W. S. Ashbauagh, Albert City, Iowa. Of these the sister Mrs. Elliot was present at the time of his death, and has cared for him much of the time during the past year or two. Deceased was an old soldier having enlisted in Elkhart Co., Indiana, Sept. 2, 1862 to serve three years during the war, and was mustered into service at Indianapolis, Sept. 9, 1862 as a private of 21st Battery, Ind. volunteers Light infantry and served until mustered out on June 26, 1865.
A number of the members of the G.A.R. Post at this place were in attendance at the funeral.
The remains were interred in Riverside Cemetery, on Wednesday, March 24, the funeral being in charge of the Masonic fraternity of which deceased was an honored member.